foreign medical graduate


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foreign medical graduate (FMG)

a physician trained in and graduated from a medical school outside the United States and Canada. U.S. citizens graduated from medical schools outside the United States and Canada are also classified as FMGs.
A physician who graduated from a medical school outside of the US, Canada or Puerto Rico

foreign medical graduate

A physician who graduated from a medical school outside of the US, Canada or Puerto Rico. See International medical granduate, USFMG.
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Similarly, foreign medical graduates (FMGs) do not appear to be less efficient practitioners.
Most residencies are filled by foreign medical graduates.
Medical Licensure Examination, and the Clinical Skills Assessment Examination through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, a U.
Meeting the entrance requirements of universities in Quebec presents another obstacle, he says, because of the stiff competition for admission from foreign medical graduates seeking to obtain Canadian credentials.
Foreign medical graduates often work in the least desirable training hospitals.
New York and New Jersey use medical graduates, particularly foreign medical graduates, as cheap labor.
A shift in perspective can already be detected in the efforts of the Indian community to form a collective political voice to fight growing racial violence against Indians, especially the "Dot Buster" and "Lazy Boys" gangs in New Jersey, discrimination against foreign medical graduates, anti-Asian admission policies in Ivy League institutions, and the new Immigration Bill.
Salimi said he's aware that it generally takes longer for foreign medical graduates to get provincial licensing.
The 10 chapters are contributed by individuals based in the US working in medicine and medical education, and from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.
In New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States, and Canada, over 20 percent of practicing physicians are foreign medical graduates.
The quality of the medical student entering the field is lower, as measured by the percentage of foreign medical graduates and class rank.
More than a third of the psychiatrists now practicing in the United States are foreign medical graduates.

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